Friday, January 4, 2013

Latest: Gretna, Hamilton, Ouse, Meadowbank

Tasmania Fire Service
Bushfire Watch & Act Message


Current from: 04/01/2013 at 21:42 until further notice.

There is a large bushfire at Dawson Road, at Lake Repulse.

The fire danger rating in this area is severe. Fire under these conditions can be uncontrollable and unpredictable.

This fire may affect the communities of Gretna, Hamilton, Ouse and Meadowbank. This bushfire is currently not controlled.

What to do:
  • Activate your bushfire plan now
  • If your home is well constructed, prepared and actively defended, it may provide shelter.
  • If you don’t have a plan or your plan is to leave, leave now only if the path is clear.
  • People who relocate need to be self-sufficient.
  • Community fire refuges are open at the Ouse Hall, 6955 Lyell Highway, OUSE, and "Carinya Education Park" located near the New Norfolk High School at 103 Blair St, NEW NORFOLK.
  • If you are away from home: Do not try to return to your home as the roads in this area could be highly dangerous.
  • Non-residents should stay away from the affected areas.
  • Monitor ABC Local Radio & for further instructions.

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